Things to Know About Hotels in France

There's no harm in being surprised when you arrive at hotel, as long as that surprise is limited to a room upgrade, a free bottle of Champagne in the room or especially kind service. Otherwise it's best to know what to expect when you select a hotel. This article provides general hotel information that you should be aware of when traveling in France regarding check-in and check-out, types of breakfast served, whether you should have breakfast at the hotel or head for a nearby cafe or bakery, room size, noise, air-conditioning and taxes.

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